Friday, December 22, 2006


Check out the Young Adult Library Association's new MySpace for teens and others connected with young adults and libraries!

YouTube Video Shows Harry Potter Title

Watch this video to see how the title is uncovered on Rowling's website. (If you'd rather try it yourself before watching, see my previous post.

Title of Final Harry Potter Announced!

The final installment in the Harry Potter Series will be titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

If you want to play the game on Rowlings' website to find the title yourself, here a few hints. Click on the pink eraser. Click on the farthest doorknob reflected in the mirror. Click on the center of the large door next to the mirror. Click on the top of the mirror. Click on any two spiderwebs next to the big door. Click on the second chime to the right in the window. Use the key the chime turns into to open the big door. Click on the present. Click there again, and play hangman to discover the title. Good Luck!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Song Generator!

So this is Xmas,
And what have you done,
Another book over
And a new one just begun.

Merry Xmas (War Is Over)
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

I typed in the word "book" at The Christmas Song Generator and the above was what it spit out!

Listen to MuggleCast's PodCasts!

MuggleCast presents great podcasts with news, views and more concerning Harry Potter. This was The Peoples Choice Winner at the 2006 Podcast Awards, the Highest Rated podcast on Yahoo! Podcasts and consistently one of the top three "Arts" podcasts on iTunes, discussing the latest in Harry Potter news, theories, rumors, and more! Go to the MuggleCast Site to listen online now!

Also there is another Harry Potter series of podcasts called PotterCast. About their latest episode, they say:

-It's part one of our annual holiday filk show (featuring all your HP/Christmas song parodies), with a little extra twist.
-A full audio report from the Wizard Rock Yule Ball in Cambridge, Mass., with clips from the performances, interviews with the bands and fans, and more.
-The trio reveals the big secret about Draco and the Malfoys
-Sue plans to crowd surf at the next Yule Ball
-Laura Mallory the Mad/Evil Muggle
-Everyone's a WINNER!
-"Rock Around the Hogwarts Tree"
-"Miserable Moaning Myrtle," by Lady A.
-"Voldemort is Coming Tonight"
-"Run, Run, Marauders," by the Corner Booth Mods
-Snape's Christmas
-"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
-"Butterbeer," by Lysh the Fish.

Sounds like FUN!

YA Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of the Year

See what books several young adult authors list as favorites this year at Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations Blog.

Check Out this YouTube Video of Harry and the Potters

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


There will be no teen library programs during the month of December at the Gambier, Danville and Fredericktown branches of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. But, don't miss our January programs, which will be "Whose Line is it Anyway?" games! This was an all-time favorite of the teens in Gambier last year. Check back for dates and times in January.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Just for Fun!

Here's a photo I took on our family trip to the Grand Canyon this summer!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Few Choice New Books I Want to Read

Ater the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away, By Joyce Carol Oates.

An Abundance of Katherines, By John Green (Note: This author won the Printz Award last year. He is a Kenyon graduate!)


Book Review

Twilight, by Stephanie Meyers.

When Bella moves across country from sunny Phoenix to a small wet town in Washington state, she can't help but be mesmerized by the strange pale boy, Edward Cullen and his family. The Cullens are all adopted, but share the same pale, yet exquisite good looks. Bella wonders how a group of unrelated people could all be so beautiful and so different. The Cullens socialize only with each other. Imagine Bella's surprise when she finds Edward is assigned the seat next to hers in science class. And what's with his behavior, sometimes tense and angry, and at others, inexplicably polite. Little does Bella know, that Edward is very taken with her, but is afraid to cement their relationship because of his family secret... the Cullens are all vampires! Can Edward manage to be with Bella and yet keep her safe? The answer awaits you in Twilight.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

November Young Adult Programs

The teen programs for the Gambier, Fredericktown and Danville libraries for November will all be Dessert Shares! This means that you bring a dessert to share with the group and so does everyone else, which results in lots of yummy food for all of us! Also, if you'd like, bring books that you'd like to tell the group about and anyone who wants to can be videotaped reviewing their book(s). (The videotaping and book-sharing are optional.) Tell all of your friends! All of the programs are from 6 to 7 P.M. at the following locations and times.

Gambier Community Library: November 14, 2006

Fredericktown Library: November 21, 2006

Danville Public Library: November 28, 2006

Welcome 10/19/06

WELCOME to library news for Young Adults from your friendly librarian in Knox County, Ohio. Go here to find out about programs offered for young adults at the Danville, Gambier, and Fredericktown branches of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. Also featured will be short book reviews written by me and by teens in the area, along with any other library news that seems relevant. Check back often!